21 November 2011

New birds to the wind tunnel

During the weekend two new birds, Diamond doves, moved in to the wind tunnel aviary. The hope is that they will learn to fly in the wind tunnel and that we will be able to find something interesting out from these flights. These are small doves living in arid habitats of Australia in the wild, while they have become popular pet-animals because they easily reproduce in captivity. Hopefully these pigeons will be flying in the wind tunnel soon, and allow us to study the wing-beat kinematics, the wake of flapping and maybe also gliding flight. Stay tuned and you will soon hear more about this!

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